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This topic contains 10 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Jamie McCormick 13 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #2988

    Pete
    Participant

    Which is gonna win at the box-office I wonder, the Doom movie or this

  • #10620

    Pete
    Participant

    Actually, go ahead and tell me what you think of games that get made into movies, and lets leave Super Mario Brothers out of this one……..

  • #10623

    Idora
    Participant

    don’t hold out much hope for the movie with a budget of only $25 million!!

  • #10627

    Pete
    Participant

    Jean Claude Van Damme will charge at least that for his appearance alone!!!

  • #10630

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I did a bit of research on games into movies and in the name of research watched the following fine examples..

    Super Mario Brothers (1993)
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
    Final Fantasy (2001)
    Resident Evil….

    only missed out on ..

    Double Dragon (1993)
    Street Fighter (1994)
    Mortal Kombat (1995)
    Wing Commander (1999)

    we found that of the eight made before 2002 only two made any money at all in the cinema…Mortal Kombat and Lara Croft…

    budget isn’t everything either…look at what they spent on Final Fantasy!

    Aphra.

    PS as to what I thought of them..will tell you over a pint on Friday

  • #10660

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    aha!, Let the Kombat Kontinue

    *cough*

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293429/

  • #10663

    Pete
    Participant

    Haven’t seen Resident Evil, but I’ve (partly) watched most of the others at some stage. Most notable is perhaps Final Fantasy : The Spirits Within, a useless story but an incredible achievement from a techie and artistic point of view, and theres an FF2 in the works. There have also been rumours about a Max Payne movie and a Metal Gear Solid tie in. The PC game “Nocturne” which some of you may know was also rumoured to be heading for the silver screen. Some of the Manga movies that were made of Street Fighter are well worth a look too, just stay away from Kylie and Jean Claude!!

  • #10666

    Ahriakin
    Participant

    Don’t forget ‘House of the Dead’, unbelievably bad as it is they did include quick snippets from the game between scenes (I don’t think they had much else to fill the space…)

  • #10667

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Haven’t seen Resident Evil, but I’ve (partly) watched most of the others at some stage. Most notable is perhaps Final Fantasy : The Spirits Within, a useless story but an incredible achievement from a techie and artistic point of view, and theres an FF2 in the works. There have also been rumours about a Max Payne movie and a Metal Gear Solid tie in. The PC game “Nocturne” which some of you may know was also rumoured to be heading for the silver screen. Some of the Manga movies that were made of Street Fighter are well worth a look too, just stay away from Kylie and Jean Claude!! [/quote:d5c4ce7966]

    Actually thats a good point : The Street Fighter anime movies are the best ever game > movie conversion. Good flicks.

  • #10692

    Pete
    Participant

    I almost forgot!!! Not strictly an original game to movie but Aliens Vs Predator is in production at the mo, with the same director as Resident Evil I believe. There was a script for this floating around on the web a few years ag that was actually OK, but seems they saw fit to rewrite it from scratch. For anyone interested, you can see the teaser here and a making of featurette here

  • #10697

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    Aphra,

    You’re calling the Mario Brothers movie a fine example?????

    Jamie

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